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Real Estate Mogul Accused of Failing to Pay for 11 Million in Art

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on May 30, 2014
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Real estate mogul Luke Brugnara can’t stay out of headlines. In 2010 he was sentenced in federal court to 15 months in prison for poaching steelhead trout in a creek on his farm, and an additional 15 months for failing to pay $300,000 in taxes. Now, he’s accused of art-based mail fraud; federal prosecutors have accused him of accepting a delivery of art and then refusing to pay for the pieces or return them. In total, prosecutors allege he owes 10,785,000 million dollars to an unnamed art dealer from New York for 16 paintings by Willem de Kooning, an Edgar Degas sculpture, and three works by George Luks, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso, according to the FBI.

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BLNK: Things That Look Like Art, Part II

by Juozas Cernius on April 29, 2011
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Photographer Juozas Cernius visited Africa and took a few shots of objects resembling well known works of art. The photo essay after the jump.

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